Dez Bryant will be stepping onto the field with some added motivation for the 2016-17 NFL regular season thanks to an unlikely source, Madden NFL 17.
Ahead of the games release on Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys star wide receiver discussed the series and quickly let it be known that he is unhappy with his rating. Bryant was rated as a “90 overall,” making him the game’s eighth-ranked receiver.
“It is what it is,” Bryant said, via The Dallas Morning News, which noted Bryant was speaking in a joking tone. “We’re just going to see what happens. Like I told Madden, they put me at 90, I’m not worried about that. That rating going to shoot up real quick, you best believe that.
“I play Madden, I [expletive] love Madden. They would do me like that? Oh my God. That is an insult, like why would you do that to me? How much I love y’all. Like what? Not John Madden, because I love him. It’s the developers.”
Cowboys fans have to be eager to see Bryant attempting to prove the Madden ratings creators wrong.
Bryant begins the season rated below Antonio Brown (97), Julio Jones (96), A.J. Green (93), Odell Beckham Jr. (93), DeAndre Hopkins (93), Larry Fitzgerald (91) and Alshon Jeffery (91). We’ll have to see where he stands when the first roster update is released.